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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Formerly Sudwerk Pilsner.

A Northern German-style Pilsner brewed in Northern California. Our pilsner is brewed entirely with pale two-row Weyermann, true to the style. A special blend of Bavarian Hallertauer and Tettnanger hops are used during brewing, adding to the sharp finish. Winner of the coveted “Brewers Choice” award for 25 consecutive years and counting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
This is a decent pils, but not outstanding. Crisp but not a real distinctive to the flavor otherwise. Still, impressed with Sudwerk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear yellow body and a quick to fade white head. Aromas of grain, grass, lemon and pilsner malt (it seems). Flavors are bready, cornbread, pilsner malt, grassy, light lemon and a touch of salinity. Dry and light. Medium carbonation. Good but bland. No noticeable mistakes, but it isn’t memorable nor assertive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours clear gold with a 2 finger white head. The nose is pilz spice and grassy hops. The taste is the same with a nice spicy hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Clear pale yellow color/ white head. Dusty pale malt, peppery aromas. Light to medium bodied. Lightly sweet honey, pale malt, salty flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Pours a piss yellow with very quickly dispersing foam. Tastes crisp with an aftertaste of urine...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (779) - USA - JUN 9, 2010
Crisp....really crisp. A common claim for pilsners so I guess that is the desirable feature, and this one overachieves at that. Overall, it is a a lot better than macro lager. The ugly nuttyness that dances with Saccharomyces pastorianus is on full display. Sudwerk brews up some good stuff, but they make styles that are not my favorite. So "great for style" is final verdict.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
12oz bottle from Whole Foods Los Altos. Pours a really damn pale straw color with a one-finger white head and good lacing. Aroma is grassy hops, pale malt, and some graininess. Very nice. Flavor is good but just a little buttery. Pale malt and grains with a nice hop bite which is very grassy and a little floral. Crisp on the palate with medium-light body and some real hop bitterness. This isn’t a favorite of mine overall, but for the style it’s very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
clear slightly pale water with bubbles and a thin layer of white fiz, wonderful fresh floral spicey hop nose, flavor is direct and clean, slight hop spice flabor cuts through with a very nice balance of bitter to malt ration and dry at the end, great refresher for a hot east bay night

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
12 ounce bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Pours clear pale gold with a fluffy white head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma is nice fresh bread, none of that corny character you get with lesser pilseners. Very bread crusty. Flavor is grainy and bready with light floral hops, maybe even a miniscule fruity tinge. Not really a snappy crisp beer; body is a tad bloated for the style. Minor bitterness, a little sticky on the finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Light sweet bready aroma with good grassy notes. Clean pils aroma. Pours pale yellow with a thinnish head that leaves after a while. Sweet and bready up front, somewhat sweet grassy notes in the finish. Light peppery bitterness rounds it out. Rather light, drinkable, and clean.

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